I was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia in Early December of last year. I had surgery done liposcopically (murdered the spelling) and had mesh put in. I started back in about 4 weeks after surgery, and didn’t go below 8 reps for anything until 8 weeks post-op.
However, I have occasional pain in the same area I had the hernia. I feel around to make sure I’ve got nothing popping through, but I still get some small pains there sometimes. Usually it’s after a heavy squat/deadlift day, or haha, when I wake up in the morning and have to piss really bad. Anyone else have hernia surgery done and still have little ‘tweaks’ sometimes? I want to make sure everythings in order.[/quote]
I had this same surgery last September and I was at full speed by December. I have also been experiencing pains similar to what you describe.
It feels like there is a lack of elasticity in that area that becomes more pronounced as I fatigue. Generally, the more fatigued I get, particularly on a heavy leg day, the worse the pain is. I also experience the painful peeing/full bladder that you have.
It just feels like nothing is as flexible down there as it was before. There is a foreign object in you that is much stronger than anything it’s attached to, so to me it feels like that’s just a side effect of not having abs as strong as kevlar. So long as it goes away when I stop, I’ll deal with it. In your case, I would definitely give it a few months to heal completely before I’d worry.